On June 3, Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC, filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand.

Petitioners have requested the AD duties as shown below, as well CVD duties to offset subsidies on imports from Thailand.

Country

Alleged AD Rate

Belgium

56.02 percent to 118.44 percent

Thailand

19.3 percent to 67.1 percent

Colombia

41.18 percent to 49.46 percent

The subject merchandise is used in the production and formulation of a wide variety of foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics, as well as commercial and household products including detergents and metal cleaners, and in textile finishing treatments and other industrial applications.

Covered by this petition are all grades and granulation sizes of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate in their unblended forms, whether dry or in solution, and regardless of packaging type. The scope also includes blends of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate; as well as blends with other ingredients, such as sugar, where the unblended form(s) of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate constitute 40 percent or more, by weight, of the blend.

The scope also includes all forms of crude calcium citrate, including dicalcium citrate monohydrate, and tricalcium citrate tetrahydrate, which are intermediate products in the production of citric acid, sodium citrate, and potassium citrate.